Police on Saturday morning detained a madrasa teacher from Gopalpur upazila in Tangail, as he had sought salvation for the departed souls of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s killers.
The arrestee was identified as Dr Faizul Amir Sarker, principal of Gopalpur Kamil Madrasa, hailing from Muradnagar upazila in Comilla district.
Witnesses said the Gopalpur upazila administration had arranged a special prayer programme for freedom fighters who died during the Liberation War of 1971 at the Upazila Freedom Fighters' office around.
Faizul conducted a munajat (prayer) at the programme where he sought salvation for those who were hanged in connection with killing of Bangabandhu, in the presence of Upazila Chairman Yunus Islam Talukder and Upazila Nirbahi Officer Dilruba Sharmin, among others, said Gopalpur Police Station Officer-in-Charge Al Mamun.
Immediately after the incident, police detained Faizul and started the process of filing a case against him, added the OC.